The line of violent thunderstorms and the possibility of tornadoes developing caused the weather service to issue watches and warnings on Wednesday. The parish received a lot of wind and rain for a period of several hours.
The possibility of severe weather across the state prompted the Division of Administration to order all state offices to close. Those in our area were shuttered all day Wednesday. Early Wednesday morning Riverdale Academy decided to close on Wednesday. And NSU suspended classes at all campuses for the day.
Public schools were open Wednesday, however before the day was over the weather alerts caused an interruption of classroom instruction.
Red River Elementary summed it up, posting a big thank you to their staff. “The RRES Administration wants to say thank you to all of our faculty, staff, and students for how well everyone handled our tornado drill this (Wed) morning. We were very proud of how quickly everyone moved into place and continued to support one another. Thank you for turning a scary situation into an opportunity to show how incredible each of you are.”
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